Term 1 Week 9

The last week of school!

First day back for Term 2 is Monday 11th April and no tutorials available in first week.

Mrs Bev Kirk is retiring at the end of this term. She has been at the College since April 2009 and the “7 year itch” has finally got the better of her!!! Bev has been a wonderful Administrator and we will all miss her – students, staff and parents. She has brought so many innovations to the College, which made for a better administration and her love and care of everyone has fostered our family-feel work place and school community. Bev and husband are about to set out on a fabulous overseas trip but I am sure we will see them often in the future. Our very best wishes to both of them.

Mrs Fiona Stevens goes on Maternity Leave and she and Mr Stevens are expecting a baby boy on April 26th. We wish them all the very best and can’t wait to see the baby in his beautiful College- tartan bonnet (made by our dear friend Loretta Mineo).

The Primary held its Easter Bonnet Parade –  Prep and Yr 1 looked so cute and the surprise visit by the Easter Bunny and draw of the raffle made this a very special event. Thank you to our parents who attended.

Secondary TMC has Talent showcased our very talented students and the Easter Bunny made a special appearance to draw that raffle too. I think, however, that everyone will agree with me that the Teachers’ Act was outstanding!!!

Walton is the overall winning House of swimming this term for the Melbourne Cup.

College Photos will be handed out in first week back next term.

Teacher/Parent Interviews are conducted in first week of next term (Tuesday 12th April) for discussions relating to Term 1 Progress Reports. Of course you can make an appointment at any other suitable time through the office, if you wish to see your child’s teacher.

The next P&F meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 13th April 2pm.

Year 10 Work Experience is a great opportunity for students to experience either a Workplace or have a “Taste of University” and is held from 12th September until the 16th of September.  Year 10 Work Experience Information has been emailed to all year 10 students and they are now able to start organising their placement
ANZAC Day this year will only involve a representation of the College – Yr 12 and Yr 6 Leaders as well as SRC from Secondary and Primary (approx 35 students) with Mr Stevens, Mr Hoyne and Mrs Bowers. Our Yr 12 Captain Charlotte Stubbs will deliver the Youth Address.
College Open Day – Saturday 7th May 10am – 2pm. This year we are holding an Open Day of the whole College to the public and selected students will be required to help teachers with displays and activities (these students will be advised soon). The College Band will also be performing. It is important to see you with families and friends on the day to support the College and to experience all the happenings therein.
Absences need to be communicated to the office as a priority, to assist parents we have created an Absences notification tool on our website available 24hrs 7 days per week. Please email [email protected] advising of student name, reason, date from – to, or you may use the student absences form here.
Parent/Guardian help – TMC Policy is for visiting parents that are attending to the school for any other means than collecting their student must sign in at the office and wear a Visitor’s pass.
Furthermore, Parents are not to use student toilets – this is mandatory for safety reasons. Parents can use the disabled toilets only. There is signage to that effect.

On the website there is a Forms link for parents to download forms as required. Also online payments are now available on our website for creditcard payments for tuition/excursions/uniforms.

Any student arriving late – after 9am – must report to the office to sign-in before proceeding to class. This is extremely important due to the need of accurate attendance records in the advent of an emergency.

Digital Resource Centre (DRC) – Digital Library. Our Digital Resource Centre started operating in Term 4 last year.To access the DRC you will need to use your child’s TMC email address and password. For those unsure of your email address, it should be the initial of your first name, then your last name, with @tmc.qld.edu.au at the end.Please see your child’s teacher if you are unsure about the password. e.g. [email protected] step-by-step guide of how to access the DRC is here, including Apple & Android apps:

Equestrian is headed by two girls in Yr 10 this year. Kate Green and Katherine Glover have volunteered to supply information to our keen Equestrian students to assist them to follow the events through-out the year.

Primary Campus 2016: TMC Board has approved Stage 1 of development for Primary with new buildings positioned in front of the existing building and adds another 4 classrooms to that campus – begins April and due for completion semester 2 2016. We are also planning Stage 2 with another 4 classrooms planned on the secondary site next to the MKLC for 2017 construction period.

The car park is planned for extension during the June holidays. Please use the current carpark for drop-off and pick-up zones or park and wait for your child. There is parking on the grass area in front of the Primary and the next property along, but please do not park on the opposite side of the road.

Enjoy the Easter Break.

June Melbourne

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